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Answers For Women Conference 2018

Race, Grace, and the Gospel with Dr. Charles Ware and Dr. Georgia Purdom. Find the original blog on the Answers in Genesis...

“Grace (Not Race) Relations” – Dr. Ware at the Creation Museum

  Check out the article posted on the Answers in Genesis Blog: https://answersingenesis.org/racism/grace-not-race-relations/  

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and My Ultimate Loyalty to the King of Kings

As I reflect on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and the heated conversations concerning remarks President Trump reportedly made during an immigration policy debate, I am focusing upon the King of Kings whom I serve above all! Dr. King lived and died seeking to help...

My Entrusted Life

January is Sanctity of Human Life Month. We begin to understand the sanctity of human life when we realize all humanity has been created in the image of God. As God’s image-bearers, we realize the dignity and worth of human life. More than that we recognize we are...

Morality and Grace Relations

Although the Alabama election is behind us, the responses to the accusations and allegations against Roy Moore revealed more than an unsurprising rift between the political parties. The responses exposed the need for the role of morality in this type of discussion....

‘Tis The Stock Giving Season

Most of us have worthy causes in mind for year-end giving, but it can be challenging to leverage our gift for the greatest impact and biggest tax advantage. Perhaps you could just write a check. However, with the stock market at an all-time high, that might not be the...

Crossroads Bible College Approved

We are pleased to announce that Crossroads Bible College has been recognized as a certified training center by the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC)! What does this mean? It simply means that ACBC, one of the most reputable biblical counseling...

Justification by Faith: The Essence of Christianity

BY JIM BRANDYBERRY Justification is simply defined as the acceptance with which God receives us into His favor as righteous men and women. In other words, justification involves right standing with God. What subject could be more vital? Representative Scriptures from...

Association of Certified Biblical Counselors Africa – 2017 Convention

In 2017 ACBC Africa hosted its third annual conference in Pretoria, Gauteng at Lynnwood Baptist Church. The topic for the conference was Racism: When Colour Divides. During the conference all sessions were recorded and are available below: Wayne Mack: The Ultimate...

“Temple Typology” Article by Dr. Piotrowski

“Whatever You Ask” for the Missionary Purposes of the Eschatological Temple: Quotation and Typology in Mark 11–12 Nicholas G. Piotrowski The beginning of the Gospel of Mark anticipates—right away—that the narrative will climax at the Jerusalem temple. This “gospel” of...

Crossroads Open House for Fall 2018 Enrollment

Are you interested in returning to school?  Are you a transfer student with previous course work completed at another college?  Are you a first-time freshman? If so, then consider Crossroads for Fall 2018 and enroll in one of our 5 Bachelor of Science programs. Attend...

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My Entrusted Life

January is Sanctity of Human Life Month. We begin to understand the sanctity of human life when we realize all humanity has been created in the image of God. As God’s image-bearers, we realize the dignity and worth of human life. More than that we recognize we are...

read more

Morality and Grace Relations

Although the Alabama election is behind us, the responses to the accusations and allegations against Roy Moore revealed more than an unsurprising rift between the political parties. The responses exposed the need for the role of morality in this type of discussion....

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‘Tis The Stock Giving Season

Most of us have worthy causes in mind for year-end giving, but it can be challenging to leverage our gift for the greatest impact and biggest tax advantage. Perhaps you could just write a check. However, with the stock market at an all-time high, that might not be the...

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“Temple Typology” Article by Dr. Piotrowski

“Whatever You Ask” for the Missionary Purposes of the Eschatological Temple: Quotation and Typology in Mark 11–12 Nicholas G. Piotrowski The beginning of the Gospel of Mark anticipates—right away—that the narrative will climax at the Jerusalem temple. This “gospel” of...

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Gratitude and Grace

Gratitude and Grace  A Word from Theron St.  who is a Crossroads Bible College graduate and current adjunct instructor. One of the most powerful verses God has impressed upon my heart lately is Romans 6:23. The Scripture says, “For the wages of sin is death, but the...

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Benefits of a Bible College Education

              As I sat in my first college class, I remember thinking I did not belong in a large room of great minds. The same thought crossed my mind when I sat in my first graduate class. Uncertainty engulfed my every thought. The...

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Our Prodigal Son

We are all familiar to some degree with the story of the “Prodigal Son.” “…the younger son gathered all together and took his journey into a far country…” Luke 15:30. The biblical account gives the details of this young man in Luke 15:13-24. I am sure that we all have...

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How May I Serve You?

                  We are most like Christ when we are serving others. Serving others is the last thing on the minds of this “Me-First” generation. We are always looking for people to serve us and our needs. How can you and...

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Finding a Biblical Counselor

Finding a biblical counselor who will minister God’s truth to you in Christ’s love is important. When we, or a family member, friend, or church member is hurting, we want to be ministered to by someone who knows how to relate Christ’s grace and truth to people in...

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The Death of the Dreamers

  A Word from Your Crossroads Team: Today’s blog post is the second in a series of posts by Crossroads Bible College faculty and staff for Black History Month. Read the first post in this series—by Dr. Bob Kellemen—at Hardships Do Not Make It Too Hard to Love....

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Hardships Do Not Make It Too Hard To Love

  A Word from Bob: Today’s post on Black History Month is excerpted from my book, Beyond the Suffering: Embracing the Legacy of African American Soul Care. To learn more and to read a free sample chapter visit Beyond the Suffering. Today’s post is the first of a...

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16 Top Biblical Counseling Books of 2016

If you are a counselor, pastor, student, one-another minister, small group leader, or spiritual friend, you want to know the most helpful books about the personal ministry of the Word— using God’s Word for helping hurting people. Here, in alphabetical order, are the...

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God Is Faithful—Trust Him

  The statement God Is Faithful—Trust Him is the theme on the bulletin board that I pass every day here at work. Every day it is a gentle reminder from my Heavenly Father to continue to “trust Him.” I have walked for many years with the Lord, and He has shown...

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What Is Holistic Urban Ministry?

I remember being raised in the inner-city. Like so many others, life was difficult for families, intact or not. Perhaps urban life can best be described by Stevie Wonder in 1973, in his song, Living for the City . While the song describes some of the realities that...

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“That Word Above All Earthly Powers…”

“That word above all earthly powers, no thanks to them abideth. The Spirit and the gifts are ours through him who with us sideth.” My last blog was called “What was the Reformation?” At the end of October, I also preached a sermon at my church on the Reformation...

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Fulfilling My Purpose

In 2007, Tony Dungy became the first African-American head coach to win the Super Bowl and in 2016 he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He is a winner, but winning is not his purpose. “I love coaching football, and winning a Super Bowl was a goal I’ve...

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Thank You!

I have the privilege of teaching a course on Cross-Cultural Issues in Counseling. In the first class, I like to learn about the students. This time I asked the students to tell me something they liked about Crossroads Bible College. Here are some of their answers: I...

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What was the Reformation?

A Word from Your CBC Team: This blog post is re-posted with permission from northsideindy.wordpress.com. How It All Began On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther fired the first shot of the Reformation by announcing his famous “95 Theses” to the world that challenged the...

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Grief Turned to Hope

  One-Day Seminar Emmanuel Baptist Church of Toledo, Ohio, was blessed this September to have Dr. Bob Kellemen present a one-day seminar on God's Healing for Life's Losses. Dr. Kellemen serves as the Vice President of Institutional Development and Chair of the...

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Side of Shepherding

  I have been in pastoral ministry for nearly 18 years. I started my role as a pastor in youth ministry. I worked part-time at a church and then had a full-time job in the marketplace selling steel and managing projects while in seminary. I learned early that...

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Hope and Help When You’re Hurting

              When you or your family members are grieving over one of life’s many losses, where can you turn for hope and help? God’s Healing for Life’s Losses On Saturday, September 24, 2016, at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Toledo,...

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Cultivating Wisdom in a Christian Workplace

            This summer I had the opportunity to attend the NACCAP 2016 Conference. The theme of this conference was “Cultivating Wisdom—Bringing Life to Knowledge” and the conference was for Enrollment Management professionals. Although...

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Help Us, Lord—We Can’t Fix Our Marriage!

A Word from Your CBC Team: We are excited to announce the publication of Help Us, Lord—We Can’t Fix Our Marriage! This new book is authored by Dr. Erskine Dodson, former professor and Department Chair of Pastoral Studies and Urban Ministries at Crossroads, and the...

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Office of the President: Staff Updates

Dear Friends of Crossroads Bible College, Your friendship, prayers, and investment in Crossroads is a bright light for me during a dark time in our country’s history. The political dysfunction, threat of violence, and racial tensions in our country would be alarming...

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That Was a God Thing

I’m sure we have all heard someone say at least once in our lives “that was a God thing” or something similar. There are books with that as a title, many sermons with that phrase as the series title, and even videos that you can watch which share many stories that are...

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Riding in God’s Wagon

A Word from Your CBC Team: With this blog post, we officially and publicly welcome David Selvey to the Crossroads Bible College Team. We won’t tell you what David’s role is…but if you read his entire post, you’ll find out directly from David! My Wagon Ride with Christ...

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The Gospel for Everyday Life

A Word from Bob: David Jenkins of Equipping You in Grace interviewed me on his podcast about Gospel-Centered Counseling: How Christ Changes Lives. You can go to Dave’s site to listen to the podcast interview here. You can read the manuscript of the interview here:...

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3 Portraits of Biblical Counseling 101

Starting this August 2016, you will have two convenient opportunities to enroll in Crossroads Bible College’s foundational biblical counseling course: BCE 101: Biblical Counseling 1—Theology: How Christ Changes Lives. I’ll share more about those two opportunities in a...

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I Thought I Knew…

I remember it like it was yesterday. It was my first day in class as an official “Crossroads Bible College student.” I had told myself constantly, “I really don’t need schooling to learn more about the Bible.” Within three years of being a believer, I have already...

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A Call to Character

In the midst of this election cycle, one of the more perplexing matters is the number of people who profess they adhere to Christian principles not only supporting Donald Trump but holding him up as a model of leadership. The issue is a question of character. Yet,...

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The Importance of Being Incarnational

“In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe. The Son is the radiance of God’s...

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3 Biblical Portraits of a Disciple-Maker

A Word from Your Crossroads Team: Today’s blog by Pastor Andrew Rogers (who serves as an adjunct professor for Crossroads) was first posted at the College Park Church blog site. Crossroads is reposting it with permission of Pastor Rogers and College Park Church. You...

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Let Crossroads Fan Your Flame for Christ

  One of my favorite quotes comes from C. T. Studd, who said: “When I die, I want all of Hell to throw a banquet in my honor that I am no longer in the fight for Christ.” His prayer was that hell would be relieved for him to go to heaven, because he was impacting lost...

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Crossroads: For Serious Students of God’s Word

A Word from Your Crossroads Team: Brandon Sutton is a graduate of Crossroads Bible College. He now serves as the Senior Pastor of Blue Ridge Christian Union Church in Shelbyville. He is also the Executive Director at the Grace House Ministries, a Christ-centered men’s...

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Getting to Know Annetta Coleman

A Word from Your Crossroads Team: At Crossroads Bible College, we believe that people who are committed to and dependent upon Christ are what’s most important about any educational institution. It’s with this conviction in mind that we’ve created this Crossroads Bible...

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Celebrate With Us!: ABHE Accreditation

A Word from Your Crossroads Team: This February, The Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE) informed Crossroads that we had received our 10-year Reaffirmation of Accreditation. Our process toward reaffirmation involved the disciplined work of many people—all...

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When It Doesn’t Add Up: An Easter Reflection

  I looked at the readout on the gas pump and did some quick calculations in my head. I’d borrowed the car from a friend. It was a 20-year-old, black Buick. One gallon of gas could probably only push the eight-foot hood about fifteen miles. It was a little over...

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What to Say After the Prayer

  A friend comes to you hurting. You express care, you pray... What next? A member of your church small group shares after a meeting that about a significant struggle with a besetting sin. You pray. What next? Be Equipped by Crossroads at College Park Church:...

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A Gospel Reception

  How do you respond when somebody has wronged you? Better yet, how does the gospel inform you in your response? The temptation for each one of us is to respond to the person by giving ourselves to bitterness, seeking revenge, and calling for justice. The Gospel...

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A Beautiful Mind: George Washington Carver

A Word from Your Crossroads Team: You’re reading the sixth post in a series of blogs we are writing on the topic of Celebrating Black History Month. During our series in February, you’ll enjoy posts from Dr. Park, Dr. Ware, Dr. Badal, Dr. Kellemen, Professor Baxter,...

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The House that Buck Built

A Word from Your Crossroads Team: You’re reading the fifth post in a series of blogs we are writing on the topic of Celebrating Black History Month. During our series in February, you’ll enjoy posts from Dr. Park, Dr. Ware, Dr. Badal, Dr. Kellemen, Professor Baxter,...

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Black History as American History

A Word from Your Crossroads Team: You’re reading the fourth post in a series of blogs we are writing on the topic of Celebrating Black History Month. During our series in February, you’ll enjoy posts from Dr. Park, Dr. Ware, Dr. Badal, Dr. Kellemen, Professor Baxter,...

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Color Me Love: My Personal Journey

Celebrating Black History Month A Word from Your Crossroads Team: You’re reading the second post in a series of blogs we are writing on the topic of Celebrating Black History Month. During our series in February, you’ll enjoy posts from Dr. Park, Dr. Ware, Dr. Badal,...

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2016 State of the College Address

  Last night, the President of the United States delivered his State of the Union address. Also last night, the Governor of Indiana delivered his State of the State address. Today, in this blog post, I want to share with you my State of the Crossroads Bible...

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Urban Apologetics: Sex-Offenders as Ex-Offenders

  A Word from Your CBC Team: You’re reading the second in a series of posts by Professor Hosea Baxter on Urban Apologetics. You can read Part 1 at: Urban Apologetics: Answering Their Questions.    If any man be in Christ, he is a new creation… (2 Corinthians 5:17) ...

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Earn a BS in Biblical Counseling in Just Two Years

  Crossroads Bible College, one of College Park Church’s local outreach partners, is pleased to announce that it will be offering their Biblical Counseling and Discipleship program at College Park Church (2606 W 96th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana) beginning the...

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Shelter from the Coming Storm

When I was a kid, I used to feel I’d been born a century or two late. In the second-to-last decade of the 20th century, things seemed to be going downhill fast. AIDS was terrifying the nation. Scientists were just beginning to realize how much we’d messed up the...

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Urban Apologetics: Answering Their Questions

What questions are we answering? I remember responding to a student on one occasion after listening to him expound upon a question I had asked. I was attempting to be entertaining and gentle when I responded, “That was an excellent rejoinder to a question I did not...

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3 Biblical Principles from Charleston

Twenty-one-year-old Dylann Roof, a white man, sat through a Bible study on June 17th at the Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina. Around 9 p.m. he fatally shot nine black members of the church! Roof uttered some racist comments before killing his nine...

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An American Dilemma

Deconstructing the Culture  It seems like as a nation, we are in the summer of our discontent. Ethnic friction is at an all-time high. As we add Baltimore and Cleveland to a list of cities that have grabbed our attention due to racial strife, it should be easy for us...

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Confident and Competent Pastoral Counseling

Ask any pastor (as numerous surveys have done) what is the most difficult and even intimidating aspect of their ministry, and they will tell you “pastoral counseling.” Any opportunity I get, I love equipping pastors for pastoral counseling. Sometimes that involves an...

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Can We Talk: The Dangers of Black Culture

I am calling for a serious conversation among African American pastors and other leaders about the hazards of our culture. I believe there is a need for a summit to address the devastating impact it’s having on our people. Ideally, these summits must start locally in...

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8 Principles of GRACE Relationships

An Unusual Counseling Session A surprising response to a question I asked created in me a hunger to grow in biblical discernment in regards to race relations within the church. Almost forty years ago, I was confronted with a question that surprised me at the time. I...

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“Cross-Cultural”—What Comes to Mind?

A Word from Our CBC Team: Today’s blog was first posted at the Biblical Counseling Coalition’s Grace & Truth blog site. CBC is re-posting it with the permission of the BCC and of Lilly Park. You can also read the original post at the BCC’s site here. More Than We...

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Marriage: To Reflect, Not Complete

A Word from Your CBC Team: This blog was originally posted at Theron St. John’s blog site. We are re-posting it at our site with Theron’s permission. You can also read the original post at Theron’s site here. Our Culture’s View of Marriage  Now, while I am currently...

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The DREAMER, the Dream, the Nightmare, and Hope

As many of us think about Black History Month, our minds germinate in the many accomplishments of African Americans. We celebrate the advances in civil rights that are a blessing to every citizen of the United States. We all enjoy the technological and literary...

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Ferguson: The Color of Truth, Part II

One of the last statements I made in Part 1 of my article, Ferguson: The Color of Truth, is foundational to this second conversation and cannot be taken for granted. That question was: “Do we really want racial healing” as it relates to our social divide?  I am...

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The Year of Gospel-Centered Living

As 2015 begins, many of us make resolutions for the new year. Some even do so with a “theme.” I’ve never been one for new year’s resolutions—themed or theme-less.  However, in 2015, I’m making an exception. For me, by Christ’s grace, I want 2015 to be:  The Year of...

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Getting to Know a CBC Alum: Theron St. John

At Crossroads Bible College, we believe that people who are committed to and dependent upon Christ are what’s most important about any educational institution. It’s with this conviction in mind that we’ve created this Crossroads Bible College series Getting to Know…...

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Christmas Is About Resurrection

Christmas is an easy holiday to hijack. Just look around. This time of year there is a lot more that has nothing to do with Jesus than does. But we keep our own heads with sayings like “Jesus is the reason for the season.” Have you ever asked yourself, however, “What...

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God’s Strength Displayed Through Our Weakness

In February 1998, our family entered into another cultural world that would forever change our lives and ministry. Although we were Bible college graduates, seasoned ministers, committed to sound doctrine and biblical discipleship, we had no idea of the world we were...

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Getting to Know Dr. Nicholas Piotrowski

At Crossroads Bible College, we believe that people who are committed to and dependent upon Christ are what’s most important about any educational institution. It’s with this conviction in mind that we’ve created this Crossroads Bible College series Getting to Know…....

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The Bible: Our Primary Textbook for Life

As I write, I’m thinking about all students at Crossroads Bible College, but especially about the person who is just now considering becoming a CBC student. As I think about that new or “prospective” student, some important questions go through my mind. Question like:...

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Education for Exultation (Excerpt)

Note: The following resource originally appeared on DesiringGod.org. You can read the original resource in its entirety here. Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth. Serve the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful singing. Know that the Lord himself is...

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